The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 48 53 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 18 8 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.92% 1.68% 6.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 1.80% 6.31%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 26
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Software Developer
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
595 445 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.43% 93.29% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 521 392 375
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,750 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cardiff region.

Software Developer Salary Trend in Cardiff

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 28 (66.67%) C++
2 21 (50.00%) SQL
3 19 (45.24%) C#
4 15 (35.71%) Degree
5 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 13 (30.95%) PHP
7 12 (28.57%) .NET
7 12 (28.57%) Python
8 10 (23.81%) Java
8 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
8 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
8 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 10 (23.81%) GIS
9 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 9 (21.43%) Scrum
9 9 (21.43%) TDD
9 9 (21.43%) Ruby
10 8 (19.05%) VB.NET
10 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
11 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
12 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
12 6 (14.29%) OO
12 6 (14.29%) WPF
13 5 (11.90%) XML
13 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
14 4 (9.52%) VB
14 4 (9.52%) STL
14 4 (9.52%) OOP

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) Node.js
1 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.38%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) Xcode
3 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.38%) Mockito
3 1 (2.38%) Gradle
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (2.38%) Spock
3 1 (2.38%) JUnit
General
1 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) .NET
2 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 6 (14.29%) WPF
4 5 (11.90%) XML
5 4 (9.52%) STL
5 4 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (9.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (7.14%) HTML5
6 3 (7.14%) HTML
7 2 (4.76%) Spring
7 2 (4.76%) JSON
7 2 (4.76%) REST
7 2 (4.76%) jQuery
8 1 (2.38%) Yii
8 1 (2.38%) CSS3
8 1 (2.38%) Spring Integration
8 1 (2.38%) D3.js
8 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.38%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (2.38%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 10 (23.81%) GIS
3 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
4 4 (9.52%) Physics
4 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.76%) iPhone
6 1 (2.38%) Open Source
6 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.38%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.38%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Android
1 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
1 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) TDD
2 9 (21.43%) Scrum
3 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
4 6 (14.29%) OO
5 4 (9.52%) OOP
5 4 (9.52%) BDD
5 4 (9.52%) Cartography
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.14%) MVC
7 2 (4.76%) SOA
7 2 (4.76%) Android Development
7 2 (4.76%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.38%) MapReduce
8 1 (2.38%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.38%) Web Development
8 1 (2.38%) Release Management
8 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.38%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) C++
2 21 (50.00%) SQL
3 19 (45.24%) C#
4 13 (30.95%) PHP
5 12 (28.57%) Python
6 10 (23.81%) Java
7 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 9 (21.43%) Ruby
8 8 (19.05%) VB.NET
9 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
10 4 (9.52%) VB
10 4 (9.52%) VC++
11 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
11 2 (4.76%) Perl
12 1 (2.38%) C
12 1 (2.38%) Erlang
12 1 (2.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) HND
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) TOWER Software
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
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